Reviewer: Joan Sonnenberg

Joan Sonnenberg
Joan Sonnenberg Joan Sonnenberg who lives in Perth, reviews theatre from the Ottawa Valley. As a freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction, she also wrote for the Brockville Recorder and Times for eleven years. She has been involved with community theatre for the past 50 years as actor, director, producer and publicist .

Eastern Ontario Drama Festival One Act Play Competition: 2010

Reviewed by Joan Sonnenberg

Ottawa Little Theatre celebrated its 98th season by hosting the Eastern Ontario Drama League’s One-Act Play Festival. This festival, originating in 1933, is comprised of nine plays, between 25 and 60 minutes in length, performed by community theatres from all over Eastern Ontario.

In past years, quality of production has varied, some established theatre companies displaying more experience and polish than others. But in the past fifteen or so years that I have been attending these festivals, this gap has narrowed and it is no longer these companies  that prevail. This year, has continued the trend with Perth, Almonte, Manotick and Kemptville all receiving favourabale comments from adjudicator Laurel Smith.


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